July 2nd, 2010
This is the 19th installment of my "Ask Jax" series. I'm open to answering any of your pressing inquiries. Any topic. I can't guarantee instant publication, but I will hold onto all questions and attempt to answer them at some point during my 365 day blog entry challenge. Remember there are no stupid questions. Just stupid people who ask questions.
Jax, I'm a writer like you. So you know that people of our trade spend a good amount of time in coffee shops to write. Well my favorite coffee shop has stopped allowing clientele to use their bathroom. I'm not even sure why. I really like this place and fear my creative flow will not prosper anywhere else. But my digestive tract needs to flow too. What should I do? - Anonymous, Los Angles, California
Jax's Answer: My heart goes out to you Anonymous. I know what it's like to find a coffee shop that you just fit with. Like a puzzle piece. It just "gets" you. I know it seems impossible that you could ever love another coffee house again...but I have to give you tough love... let this place go. Move on with with your writing...your life. Remind yourself that your coffee shop pulled a reprehensible dick move: Discontinued bathroom use at a place that pushes the most potent of diuretics...that is devoid of human feelings. Let's just hope that this no toilet trend is not implemented at our favorite Fiber cafes.
My question is... Will the amazing Jacqueline Kabat be stopping by my photography exhibit? - Fredda Gordon, New York, New York
-Only if there is an impressive spread of crudites, boxes of wine and if I can bring my pompously brooding(dressed in black turtleneck)Austrian photographer friend, Jurgen.
I'm lonely. What should I do? - Tia Jennings, San Francisco, California
Jax's Answer - This inquiry makes me sad. In the heart area. Call me immediately. Now there is a good chance that I will not pick up the phone because I've been spending a disturbing amount of time dressing up my boyfriend's cat(example, my bikini) in a photography project entitled: Kitty Porn.(For more details, please visit yesterday's blog http://jacquelinekabat.blogspot.com/2010/07/day-327-moroccan-bbq-love-cold-fusion.html.)
There are, however, three other options to alleviate your "I feel lonely" symptoms should I not be available.
1) Watch season 1 of "True Blood"
2) Use a battery operated friend
3) In emergency situations, use your battery operated friend while watching "True Blood".(*Only effective if Double AA batteries have been purchased. In bulk.)